Announcements – March 29, 2015

Welcome to St. George’s. We are glad that you have chosen to worship with us today. Please sign our guest book and join us for refreshments and fellowship after each service.  

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Sunday School Classes for all Ages:

Children and youth gather in the Chapel at 9:00 am to sing and pray together before moving to their classrooms. Children age 3 through 5th grade use Godly Play, and our teens use Living the Good News.

The Rector’s Forum meets in the Parish Hall at 9:10, and is studying the Christian faith and life from an Anglican and Episcopalian point of view.  This week we learn about  to the essentials of the Faith. . 

The Lambeth Bible Study, an experiential and meditative approach to scripture, meets in the Conference Room at 9:15 each Sunday.

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HOLY WEEK and EASTER SCHEDULE

 Maundy Thursday, April 2

7:00 pm – Celebration of the Institution of the Eucharist, Foot Washing, Stripping of the Altar

Good Friday, April 3

12:10 pm – Way of the Cross Procession from St. Luke’s Catholic Church to St. George’s, followed by a soup lunch in the parish hall.

7:00 pm – With St. Mark, the Solemn Collects, Devotions before the Cross, the Passion according to St. John. 

Easter Vigil, April 4

8:00 pm – At St. Michael’s, O’Fallon, the Lighting of the New Fire, the Exsultet, Litany of the Saints, and first Eucharist of Easter.

 Easter Day, April 5

8:00 am – Holy Eucharist with Hymns

9:30 am – Children’s Easter Egg Hunt

10:30 am – Solemn High Eucharist (incense)

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Easter Flowers – If you wish to contribute toward our beautiful Easter flowers, please make your check – for any amount – out to St. George’s and note “Easter Flowers” on the memo. Special envelopes are available in the pews and Narthex, or just drop your check in the offering plate. If your donation is in honor or memory of someone, please indicate the information clearly.  Names must be in the office by Wednesday morning, April 1, to be included!

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There will be no SHINE service next Saturday, April 4.

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WEDG – The Women’s Ecumenical Dining Group will gather on Thursday, April 23, at 11:30 am for lunch.  We will be going to Longhorn Steakhouse, 394-8540, 6115 North Illinois Street, in Fairview Heights.  This is absolutely a casual venture, open to all women age 18 and up.  Ladies, it is a real treat to join together and just enjoy the company of others.  Please call the church office, 233-6320, with your reservation (we need a head count).  Come for Good Fun, Good Food, and Good Conversation !!

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The Cursillo Planning Team is preparing for the next Cursillo weekend in June, and they invite any and all Cursillistas who would like to be part of the Team to attend a meeting on Saturday, April 25, at 9:00 am in the parish hall at St. George’s.  It takes a lot of people to prepare and provide a Cursillo weekend, so come and see if there is a job big enough – or small enough – for you!

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How to receive Communion – This is Christ’s Body and Blood. Receive the consecrated wafer in your hands and raise it to your mouth, or receive it directly on your tongue. (A Gluten Free host is available – let us know if you need this option.) Assist in guiding the Chalice to your lips. If for personal reasons such as illness you wish to receive by “intinction”, leave the host on your palm and the Chalice Bearer will pick it up, intinct and place it on your tongue. Do not intinct yourself – this prevents fingers touching the wine. If you do not wish to receive the chalice, cross your arms over your chest.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION 

Child Care is available for infants to age six Sundays mornings from 9:00 – 11:45 am. The Nursery is at top of the stairs in the Sunday School Building. 

Restrooms are on the lower level. The stairway is just off the entrance and an accessibility lift is located in the narthex.

Assistive Listening Devices and large print copies of the Book of Common Prayer are available. Please ask an usher for assistance. 

THIS WEEK

Mon, Mar 30   6:30 pm – Scouts (Parish Hall, Classrooms)
Tues, Mar 31
Wed, Apr 1   9:30 am – Holy Eucharist (Chapel)

10:30 am – Prayer Group (Chapel)

2:00 pm – Yoga (Parish Hall)

5:30 pm – Choristers Rehearsal

7:30 pm – Choir Rehearsal

Thurs, Apr 2   7:00 pm – Maundy Thursday Liturgy
Fri, Apr 3 12:10 pm – Way of the Cross (St. Luke’s)

7:00 pm – Good Friday Liturgy

Sat, Apr 4 8:00 pm – Easter Vigil (St. Michael’s)
Sunday, Apr 5

Easter Day

  8:00 am – Holy Eucharist

9:30 am – Children’s Easter Egg Hunt

10:30 am – Solemn High Eucharist

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